Washington Wildfowl Trust~ April 2018~ Part 1 ~ Duckfest!

Sophie and I did get out and about a lot in April, so I’m way behind with posting our adventures. We visited the WWT to see if there were any baby birds to shoot.         They were in the muddy pond at the beginning of the walk around the wetlands, further on there is a big lake, which had prettier water         stay tooned for the dancing birds next time. 🙂   all pictures clickable and embiggenable.           SaveSave

Fraggle Report~ Saltwell Towers & Park~April 2017~part 1

The History Bit Saltwell Park is a Victorian park in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. Opened in 1876, the park was designed by Edward Kemp and incorporates the mansion and associated grounds of the Saltwellgate estate owner, William Wailes, who sold his estate to Gateshead Council for £35,000. Upon opening, it became known as “The People’s Park”. The park was expanded in 1920 when the council purchased the adjacent gardens to the Saltwell Grove estate and added these to the park. This extended the park’s total size to 55 acres. Towards the end of the 20th century, the park had…

Tynemouth Murder Mystery Tour ~Part 2

Part 1 HERE Tynemouth Boating lake was made in Victorian times, you can row around it and it’s home to swans and ducks and other watery birds, and as one of our clues was found there I took a few shots , there was a dramatic sky that day! These chaps run the boat hiring. Police box 16 which has been up for sale since 2015 and as far as I know is still available!   Part of our quest involved a long walk along the coast, in the picture below you can see South Shields and Herd Groyne lighthouse…